So Friday is cleaning day around here – you all know that by now……………but now we have an additional monster to put up with and that would be the evil Elf On The Shelf !!! He’s free and he’s everywhere and he’s asking for trouble already!
As you may remember, we received our Elf from my Cousin and buddy Bacon………..I’m not sure if I should be HAPPY about the gift or what. The Elf On The Shelf is notorious at Bacon’s house for getting into trouble CONSTANTLY – the minute he’s allowed out of seclusion (day after Thanksgiving) until they cram him back into his box/bag/cabinet/safe deposit box – WHATEVER – things are chaotic at Bacon’s house. I named my elf “Elfvis”……….clever huh? Last year he managed to get into quite a bit of trouble and we’re heading down that road this year too.
Today I caught him in the water dispenser on the front of our refrigerator allegedly taking a shower. He had a shower cap on and a towel wrapped around himself. I tried to tell him that the water that comes out of that thing is COLD but he wouldn’t listen.
Then later I was walking through the library and I saw him whispering in the ear of our “Book Cat” statue…………..I had no idea what THAT was about until later………….
Apparently Elfvis had been asking Book Cat if he knew where he could find/steal a nail file. Why? Because he’d found the perfect Christmas tree and wanted to saw it down. It was Mom’s Norfolk Island Pine Tree! If I hadn’t put a stop to that little idea, Mom would have been VERY UPSET!
See what I mean? When you have an elf in the house you need to stay on your toes (and since I have extra toes I’m having extra work staying ON them!).
Happy Friday – and to those of you with an Elf On The Shelf…………..KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN!